Driving Directions Mauritania
MAURITANIA is near twice the size of France. Located on the west coast of Africa, almost the whole country lies within the sandy, stony wastes of the Sahara Desert. The only settlements found in this area are around oases, where a little millet, dates, and vegetables can be grown.
There are dry, Sahel grasslands in the south and a belt of fertile agricultural land along the northern side of the Senegal river valley.